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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
February 2018
Volume 49 , Issue 2

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Anterior restorations: The performance of ceramic veneers

Daniel Edelhoff, Prof Dr med dent/Otto Prandtner, MDT/Reza Saeidi Pour, Dr med dent/Anja Liebermann, Dr med dent/Michael Stimmelmayr, Prof, Dr med dent/Jan-Frederik Güth, Priv-Doz, Dr med dent

Pages: 89101
PMID: 29292405
DOI: 10.3290/j.qi.a39509

Adhesive bonding techniques in combination with tooth-colored restorative materials are one of the greatest achievements of restorative dentistry. Adhesively bonded veneers made from various silicate ceramic materials have contributed significantly to this. Ceramic veneers had long been considered to be only esthetic implements. However, their range of indications has been steadily increasing, making ceramic veneers a highly viable alternative to classic, far more invasive forms of restorative treatment. Today these veneers are used to restore the biomechanics of the dentition, to establish adequate function, to mask highly discolored endodontically treated teeth, and for many other purposes. The present article explains the principles of modern veneer technology based on clinical examples, with special emphasis on collaboration with the dental laboratory and communication within the dental team. This includes analyzing the case, defining the treatment goal, determining the right shade, selecting the most suitable ceramic material, finding the best preparation design, and choosing the most appropriate adhesive concept. The article will also explore the long-term prognosis of ceramic veneers as reported by a number of scientific studies.

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